Films Screened In 1968

An abstract visualization of goon songs. ... Golden Pelican Award, Mamaia; First Prize, Wellesley; Prize, Harvard. ... Read more
The film opens at a station where a train is overdue. The waiting crowd is curious, and a group of soldiers among them sets off to find out what has happened. When the train is found, it is discovered to be empty save for a solitary sleeping passenger. The rest of the travellers and the crew have flocked to a nearby river, where army tanks have assembled. At this point the story begins, and the fi... Read more
An energetic romp through the letters of the alphabet provides a guessing game for the audience. ... Read more
The film itself is a synopsis, but the subject is not defined. The author does not know whether it is a dream made into a film, or a film made into a dream. ... Special Mention, Montreal Festival; Chris Award, Columbus Festival; Honourable Mention, vancouver Festival; Best Experimental Film, Canadian Film Awards. ... Read more
In the second part of the Apu trilogy, we find Harihar, his wife, Sarbojaya, and their son, Apu, in the holy city of Benares. Here, the father ekes out a living by reading the scriptures; when he dies, Sarbojaya first finds work with a rich landlord, but distressed by the menial position to which this reduces Apu, agrees to go and keep house for an old uncle, a priest, who begins training the chil... Read more
Five humorous sketches about war. ... Read more
The whole world is just cars, cars, cars. ... Read more
In The Last Mohican, Paul Leaf directed Alan Arkin in a sketch written by Arkin. Here former comedy team of Mike Nichols (director of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Graduate) and Elaine May (star of Luv) appear in their sketch about two pseudo-intellectuals in bed for the first time. ... Read more
When Peter Brook's production of "US" for the Royal Shakespeare Company was presented at the Aldwych Theatre, London, in the winter of 1966-7, it aroused considerable controversy. By the use of shock techniques rarely employed in any theatre, it attempted to involve its audiences in the proposition that they were, like it or not, involved in the Vietnam War. ... Benefit of the Doubt is a film cont... Read more
A puppet film about Pepin le Bref whose only desire is to sleep; the intrigues of his enemies, and his final triumph. ... Jury Award, Vancouver; Award, La Plata. ... Read more
This is the story of Juha Holm. 33-year-old model family man, hero of a magazine story, showing him surrounded by his happy wife and loving children. Is this picture quite true? The film lays bare the reality behind the banal material presented by the magazine, and we learn about the real Juha, his involvement with a giri in his office. Caught between his warm and beautiful wife, and cold and beau... Read more
Typewritten characters enact a story revolving around "once upon a time" . . . ... Read more
Breathing is necessary to life, but all living things breathe the same air. This is the source of many problems. . . . ... Read more
A record of the visit to Australia of leading Paris fashion designer, Pierre Cardin. ... Read more
Carla is twenty, beautiful and happy. We see her getting up, applying her make-up, dressing. Then she sets out to do battle with public reaction to the mini skirt. ... Second Prize, Ann Arbor. ... Read more
An experimental film, based on elements of the buildings and railway track flanking an existing street in California. ... Read more
Albert Finney directs and stars as Charlie Bubbles, a successful writer, caught in the ennui of material success. ... He married too young—to Lottie (Billie Whitelaw)—and has housed his now divorced wife and son on a farm near the "old home town", a drab industrial area. ... Charlie lives in a large house in London, looked after by the Noseworlhys. From his study, he surveys his domain through clo... Read more
Fragmentary documents about the double-life of the poet Comte Ivan Merdreff-Urban Gwerder. ... Federal Award of Switzerland; Jury Prize, Cinestud, Amerstadam; Main Prize, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
Two brothers and their sister, living in a small provincial town, are at the centre of a complex plot through which Bellocchio criticizes petit-bourgeois morality and the current political situation. ... Vittorio, the elder brother, seeks municipal power on the socialist ticket —led by his vanity however, not by conviction. His sister Elena rules the household with an iron hand and an open boudoir... Read more
The locale is a small railway station somewhere in Bohemia during the Second World War. Nothing much happens here, except that some shabby carriages come to a brief stop or, now and then, a German transport passes by. There are only a few people around: the old stationmaster, the assistant, and Milos the apprentice—a frightened faun of a youth, all eyes and knobbly knees. The film tells of the mis... Read more
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